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Molecular Simulations of Shock to Detonation Transition in Nitromethane

Abstract : An extension of the model described in a previous work of Maillet, Soulard and Stoltz based on a Dissipative Particule Dynamics is presented and applied to liquid nitromethane. Large scale non-equilibrium simulations of reacting nitromethane under sustained shock conditions allow a better understanding of the shock-to-detonation transition in homogeneous explosives. Moreover, the propagation of the reactive wave appears discontinuous since ignition points in the shocked material can be activated by the compressive waves emitted from the onset of chemical reactions.
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Submitted on : Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 5:14:07 AM
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  • HAL Id : hal-00609415, version 1
  • ARXIV : 1107.3453



Jean-Bernard Maillet, Germain Vallverdu, Nicolas Desbiens, Gabriel Stoltz, Emeric Bourasseau. Molecular Simulations of Shock to Detonation Transition in Nitromethane. 2011. ⟨hal-00609415⟩



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